Originally Posted by Mr. Wu
I just picked up an Aguilar AGRO overdrive pedal and wanted to know if anyone was using it in tandem with an Aguilar Tone-Hammer. I really like the overdrive tones out of the AGRO, but don't like the fact that it seems to lose some "bottom" when engaged.
I use the AGS feature of the Tone-Hammer currently and get some "hair" on the notes while retaining the low end. Wanted to see if you guys have used the Tone-Hammer (without the AGS engaged) with the AGRO to offer the same sort of effect while retaining "bottom".
Any information would be appreciated.
I am a Tone Hammer user as well - AGS always engaged - I love my Tone Hammer!
On the other hand, I personally found that to just be the nature of the Agro (some low-end loss). The Agro didn't work out for me for that reason. There's really no way to compensate for that (IME), minus stacking another pedal with it (such as an EQ).
Additionally, the AGS is not really designed for a kick on type of OD - the level change is too drastic. With the AGS, you set it and leave it - and that's your tone. If you are looking for an additional gain stage with some more bottom-end oomph, you might be better served searching elsewhere.